Thursday August 22-nd, 2019

Patient’s new kidney delivered by drone Patient’s new kidney delivered by drone

The organ was successfully transplanted on April 19 to a 44-year-old woman from Baltimore who had been on dialysis for 8 years, according to the UMMC statement released Friday. Current transport methods also don't adequately cover rural or remote...

'Avengers' moviegoers in California may have been exposed to measles 'Avengers' moviegoers in California may have been exposed to measles

The Orange County Health Care Agency Tuesday announced the county's first case of measles this year. The health department warned of "potential exposures" at a Giant Eagle Market District at 5550 Centre Ave. Health officials are urging anyone who b...

Medicare for All bill gets first hearing on Capitol Hill Medicare for All bill gets first hearing on Capitol Hill

Barkan said he requires full-time home care that costs about $9,000 per month, and that's in addition to what his insurance already covers. Democrats on both sides hope to frame health care as a right and high costs as an issue to address.

Obese 7-Year-Old Children At Increased Risk Of Depression Obese 7-Year-Old Children At Increased Risk Of Depression

It found that obese people are more likely to have heart disease, diabetes , high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat. A major study of 2.8 million adults revealed that people with a body max index ( BMI ) of 30 to 35 had a 70 per cent high...

Declining sense of smell linked to higher chance of early death

Overall, participants with a weak nose were 46 per cent more likely to die by year 10 and 30 per cent more apt to pass away by year 13 than people with a good sense of smell , the study found . Honglei Chen of Michigan State University in East Lans...

Born before 1989? Experts say you may need a measles booster shot Born before 1989? Experts say you may need a measles booster shot

In 2014, there were 667 cases for the entire year . As of April 26, there were 695 confirmed cases in the U.S. - Other outbreaks have been reported in Washington state, New Jersey , California's Butte County and MI. This includes tracking...

New Mexico spa’s ‘vampire facial’ tied to 2 HIV cases

Tierney Murphy said. The news of the HIV infections has sparked fears other spa users may have been exposed to the disease, The Sun reports. Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel said Monday that more than 100 clients of the spa have already been test...

'Vampire facial' patients have contracted HIV, health officials warn

The spa offered several procedures, including the " vampire facial ", which extracts platelets from a client's blood that is then injected back into the patient's face through micro-needling, KRQE reported. "Testing is important for everyone as the...

View from NY - measles outbreak worst in decades View from NY - measles outbreak worst in decades

Children aren't the only individuals at risk if not fully immunized against the highly contagious disease. Health officials say current measles outbreaks in the US are fueled by the anti-vaccination movement, which questions the safety of vaccines ...

Blood-Sucking ‘Kissing Bug’ Reported In Illinois, CDC Says

An insect that bites humans around the mouth-known by its nickname the "kissing bug"-is making its way toward Illinois, the Center for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health said". Yet the bugs exist here in the United States, t...

The Mobile Game That Can Detect Alzheimer’s Risk

The developers of the game purport the equivalent of 15,000 years of similar lab-based research has already been generated by the game, and - incredibly - two minutes spent playing this game is reportedly the equivalent of five hours of lab-based res...

The World's First Malaria Vaccination Program Has Just Begun The World's First Malaria Vaccination Program Has Just Begun

Malaria is particularly unsafe for children, with one child in the world dying of the disease every 30 seconds, amounting to 3,000 children a day. However, speaking at the 2019 World Malaria Day event held at Somanya in the Yilo-Krobo Municipal A...

USA measles outbreak raises questions about immunity in adults USA measles outbreak raises questions about immunity in adults

The findings mark a 1.3% increase over the report last Wednesday, which found 695 cases that have been detected in the USA this year, and was the highest level discovered since the disease was declared eliminated from the U.S. - Other outbreaks hav...

Don't exceed screen time beyond 1 hour for children under 5 Don't exceed screen time beyond 1 hour for children under 5

Excessive screen time is detrimental for all ages, but we're continually finding out that it's especially risky for developing minds. Otherwise, he says, "Setting a screen time limit probably generates more guilt than enlightenment". Family bonding i...

Does Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Cause More Risk? Does Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Cause More Risk?

In a new study published in The Lancet on Thursday, researchers found that people who take microdoses of peanut allergen to partly desensitize them over time were three times more likely to suffer from anaphylaxis compared with those who were...

Adult measles case confirmed in Long Island Adult measles case confirmed in Long Island

President Trump urged Americans on Friday to vaccinate their kids, echoing top health officials amid US measles outbreaks and seeming to push aside his past skepticism of the shots. This includes illnesses reported by state health departments to the ...

Flesh-eating bacteria infects Florida fisherman in Gulf of Mexico Flesh-eating bacteria infects Florida fisherman in Gulf of Mexico

Over the weekend, Mike Walton, a Florida resident, went fishing with a group of his friends off the Gulf of Mexico. Saturday, Walton went to a nearby hospital where he received antibiotics for his hand that was swelling, and by Easter morning his...

Everything you need to know about the ‘kissing bug’ Everything you need to know about the ‘kissing bug’

A bloodsucking " kissing bug " bit a DE girl on the face last summer while she was watching television. "If they're feeding around the face, they might defecate and their feces might contain the Chagas disease and that's how it would infect the h...

Measles outbreak: US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years Measles outbreak: US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

The last major US measles outbreak happened in 2014, and 667 people were infected. Although the "scientific" study which raised concerns about a possible link between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism has been thoroughly debunked ...

Gunmen kill polio vaccinator in Pakistan Gunmen kill polio vaccinator in Pakistan

The injured worker was later rushed to a nearby clinic before being sent to hospital in the provincial capital of Quetta for additional treatment. Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed a police officer guarding a polio immunization team on Wednesday, ...

Could The Deadly 'Kissing Bug' Be Headed Towards Connecticut? Could The Deadly 'Kissing Bug' Be Headed Towards Connecticut?

Through found primarily in the southern half of the United States, the kissing bug bit a DE girl in 2018, the CDC confirmed last week. Thankfully, Northjersey.com reports that the girl didn't get sick, but the confirmation of the " triatomine " b...

Antibiotic use may up heart attack, stroke risk in women Antibiotic use may up heart attack, stroke risk in women

A total of 1056 participants developed CVD during the study. She noted that, as the women in the study aged, "they were more likely to need more antibiotics, and sometimes for longer periods of time, which suggests a cumulative effect may be the reas...

Quarantines at 2 LA universities amid USA measles outbreak Quarantines at 2 LA universities amid USA measles outbreak

The measures were ordered this week at the University of California , Los Angeles , and California State University, Los Angeles , after health officials determined that two infected people visited buildings on the sprawling campuses this month....

Another measles case reported in Florida

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide an official update Monday. According to an Associated Press count, that pushes this year's national tally past the 667 cases reported for all of 2014. The Caribbean has not seen a case of ...

Scientists decode brain signals to create speech Scientists decode brain signals to create speech

The scientists' solution is a speech decoder that uses patients' brain activity to control a simulated version of their vocal tract, which includes the lips, tongue, jaw and voice box. This was then controlled by the volunteer's brain activity and in...

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